The well-digging has gone down 500 feet, and they haven’t hit enough water yet. Sometime soon (possibly today), they’re going to try “fracturing” it, where they seal it off and pump in a bunch of water to cause oodles and oodles of pressure (on the order of 1000 to 2000 p.s.i.). It’s my understanding that hopefully this will create more fractures and connect the well to nearby underground streams. Hopefully, it won’t damage my parents’ well in the process.
As a side note, there’s another unpatched IE6 vulnerability out.
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
200 PM EST THU JAN 6 2005
BRISTOL RI-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN KENT RI-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
HARTFORD CT-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-TOLLAND CT-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-WESTERN KENT RI-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-WINDHAM CT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BARRINGTON…BLANDFORD…BROCKTON…
200 PM EST THU JAN 6 2005
…A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID
A MIX OF SLEET…FREEZING RAIN…AND RAIN WILL AFFECT NORTHERN
CONNECTICUT…NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND…AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH 4 PM. UNTREATED SECONDARY ROADS…BRIDGES AND
OVERPASSES WILL BE ICY DUE TO THESE CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. USE CAUTION IF YOU PLAN ON
WALKING ON OUTDOOR SURFACES THIS AFTERNOON.
Be careful out there… It’s icy. This will be one of the downsides of moving out to Charlton when our house is built: It’s gonna be a lot harder to get out in winter storms.
Got this from my mom today:
The well people came today and got started at about noon. They went down about 120 feet. No water yet. They’ll be back tomorrow to drill some more.
More happiness and excitement!
Jessi and I went to the traditional (now 10 years running) New Year’s party on my Mom’s side at The Big House (my aunt and uncle’s place) in Middlefield, MA. Lots of fun, food, and games.
Today, I went back to work after having last week off. Not a whole lot of new stuff, but we’re continuing with improvements to our web site.
Yesterday, I got word that the truck for drilling our well for our new house arrived, and was planning on starting work today.
Now that I’ve found myself with a little more time now that school’s done, I joined B Nomic. I mentioned Nomic once before, I think: it’s a game where the playing pieces are the rules of the game. I find the concept very fascinating.
For Christmas, I got a UPS for my computer from Jessi’s parents, and a digital camera and very nice networked printer/scanner/faxer from my parents. I now have 5 nodes on my home network.